Creativity and Discovery

The Next Act of ‘The Andrew Lee Story’ is About to Begin

Strangely for a film major, Andrew Lee says he and his family didn’t watch that many movies or TV shows when he was younger. It wasn’t until he went off to college that he began exploring the world of film for himself.

“I didn’t know where my interests were — I took all my core… more »

Marlena Collins: A World Traveler Finding New Horizons

Growing up, Georgia State junior Marlena Collins says her family’s philosophy was “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Her family took every opportunity to discover new places and new cultures — frequently with Marlena’s grandmother along for the ride. Partly through those trips, Marlena says she and her grandmother forged… more »

Giving Names to the Fallen: Presidential Scholar William Anderson

Georgia State’s Presidential Scholars arrive on campus as incoming freshmen with more than just good grades. They possess the open minds, creativity, and dedication to hard work and discovery upon which our university was founded. In return, the Presidential Scholarship covers full tuition and fees and provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad opportunities. Presidential… more »

Philip Seagraves Had Great Professors, So He Decided to Become One

“I’m not sure if anyone has ever had the same professor at three different universities,” says Philip Seagraves. “That’s got to be a record.”

Seagraves first encountered former Georgia State real estate professor Roy Black as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, where Black was an instructor earning his Ph.D. When Seagraves went on… more »

For Paulita Bennett-Martin, One Incredible Experience Led to Many More

“It was almost like Moby Dick had come to life,” Paulita Bennett-Martin remembers. “I was swimming in the ocean with my husband, and I heard this sound, and I saw the spout of a whale five feet from me. I swam with it, and it was just me and the whale, for fifteen minutes. I… more »